hyperuricemia


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hyperuricemia

[¦hī·pər‚yu̇r·ə′sē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood. Also known as lithemia.
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Indeed, various studies have shown that hyperuricemia may have a pathogenic role in the development and progression of chronic renal failure, rather than simply exhibiting decreased uric acid excretion from kidneys.
Of the 539 participants, 39% were defined as having hyperuricemia (6.
The prevalence of hyperuricemia (HUA) has increased in China in the recent years in relation to socioeconomic developments and changing lifestyles and diets, with a trend toward onset at younger age.
Patients of psoriasis had hyperuricemia more frequently than controls (25.
In recent years, a large number of observational studies have examined the potential relationship between hyperuricemia and development of CKD.
DUZALLO is the first drug that combines the current standard of care for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout, allopurinol, with the most recent FDA-approved treatment for this condition, lesinurad.
NASDAQ: IRWD) has won approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for Duzallo as a once-daily oral treatment for hyperuricemia associated with gout in patients who have not achieved target serum uric acid levels with a medically appropriate daily dose of allopurinol alone, the company said.
However, the hospitalization for hyperuricemia with gout has alarmingly gone through the roof in the same period.
Because hyperuricemia is a critical health problem, the Wilson criteria are used for its routine screening.
Hyperuricemia has an association with the metabolic disorders but is not the causative factor.
In about 90% of hyperuricemia cases, under urinary excretion is the primary cause, with excess uric acid production accounting for just 10%.
Just as a heart attack may result from high cholesterol and other factors, so gout attacks are a consequence of high uric acid levels in the blood, or hyperuricemia.